superspak (2455) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/6/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep gold color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toast, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean flavor profile as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Helles bock! All around great balance and robustness of pale malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth, clean, and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
MaBeer1972 (1266) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle from W&M Mansfield. Pours out a slightly hazy medium golden color. Thin lacy white head. Honey-sweet aromas and flavors that are somewhat balanced. Some fruitiness. Clean finish.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light gold color with a small white head. Light floral and cookie dough nose. There is a nice round maltiness up front with a little floral bitterness on the back end and a dry, clean finish. Simple and clean, just like it should be.
Jojojam (60) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper one finger white head. Decent lacing and head hangs around. Lots of malt on the nose. Very clean taste. Dry finish. Well done!
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conway (1317) - - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is floral, uncooked dough and sweet malt. Taste follows pretty closely but finishes with a sweet apple note. Nice crisp mouthfeel. Tasty.
sturmthis (362) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Golden color with almost no head. Malty aroma. Malty sweetness is the overwhelming flavor. Decent beer.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a decent bock, though the hops dominate more than the sweetness you’d expect. Tried at the Federal House with Jess in 2014.
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper with nice frothy manilla head. Aroma very cidery. Real nice creamy mouthfeel. Flavor sweet and mellow not as harsh as many blocks. Overall very drinkable.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Clear apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, light caramel, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, light earthy, caramel. Light-medium body, nicely drinkable.
TheHopster (788) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Golden complexion with minimal white head. Aroma is of a macro-brew lager; flat mild malt. The flavor is balanced malt with understated hops. Long finish where hops and floral qualities are better appreciated. Perhaps lower rating because this is not a favored style for me. This is a decent PA craft brewer.